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ordinance does and all the proposed ordinance does is fill gaps in state law. state law does not address -- state law was changed 10 years ago to allow an administrative appeal to the board -- to elected body if the elected body is the decision maker. we've had 10 years now of having no procedure in place. this is trying to establish a procedure. so, number one, it's addressing a gap in state law that did not establish procedures for such administrative appeals. secondly, it addresses a gap in state law specifically around exemptions regarding noticing. as ann marie stated, there is absolutely no requirement under state law for noticing exemptions. the noticing that we already have, either by ordinance or by practice goes way beyond anything that state law requires. what this does is aloe exceptionally try to address the fairness question in saying that since there is extensive noticing, it happens on many actions by the city, in particular extensive noticing by anything that this department does, that we want to maximize noticing through using existing noticing. in other words, if there
and we decided that we would call it seth's law in honor of her, she had been in and around sacramento for a long time. so the legislation in and of itself, i don't think it's going to work miracles, but it is definitely on people's radar now and i think you hear it in the media more and more. the reason we have a suicide barrier and the reason we are having legislation like this is because of the parents and the families because they are the ones that hurt the most and i would imagine part of the therapeutic thing, you've got to tell this story and telling it in the right place and the right time can be very effective. so seth's law does require that if you witness an act of bullying, that you must report it. >> is that for anybody? >> anyone, but particularly teachers. there is a -- sometimes we see things that aren't very pleasant and if you've ever taken it to muni, you know what i mean. your tendency is to turn away. i heard the word faggot on the play ground when i taught. the teachers were intimidated, they didn't want to be seen to have any empathy because that might refle
. this is filling a big gap in state law in terms of administering an appeals process and in terms of noticing. there is quite a bit of commentary which, i'll restrain from going too much into in term of where it's coming from, that suggests that somehow this proposal is being consistent with state law. it is restating state law in a couple instances. but since this is essentially gap-filling legislation, it is not going beyond or inconsistent with state law. * i think the issue that you are most likely to get confused about, whether by confusion of the speakers or by deliberate representation -- misrepresentations by the speakers, is this issue of substantial evidence. and without going into a long legal treatise, there's two ways in which the term substantial evidence is used in c-e-q-a. one is an evidencery standard. one is an appellate standard. * the way in which this is introduced in this legislation has to do with evidence and very simply, if you want to make a case for conclusion, whether you is the city or you is the appellant, you need to substantial evident to support it. that's all
conflict with state law and increase rather than reduce the city's exposure to c-e-q-a litigation and specifically i'm talking about confusing and unnecessarily complex processes for providing notice of c-e-q-a exemption determinations. under the proposed amendment, members of the public must submit written materials regarding an appeal to the board one full day before the city is required to give notice of the appeal. in other words, you have to give your written materials are due before member of the public are informed that an appeal is happening. the proposed amendments would deem valid prior c-e-q-a approval actions which could force project appellants to file lawsuits even before the board reaches decisions on their appeals in order to avoid c-e-q-a's strict statute of limitations. this could subject the city to additional and unnecessary expensive litigation. and finally, the proposed amendments would force members of the public to file two appeals and pay two appeal fees of $500 each in order to seek review proposed negative declarations before the board of supervisors. i
couples started lining up for licenses when washington's law allowing gay marriage went into effect. they require a three day waiting period. so today is the first day couples can marry. 140 same sex couples are going to marry later on today. >>> the new gay marriage law comes as the supreme court announces it will review same-sex marriage including proposition 8. it will look at a challenge that denies them the benefits that the heterosexual couples receive. the supreme court reviewed to look at the challenge which bans gay marriage in california. they will hear argumentses in march and with rulings expected by june. >>> a group is urging the photograph to ban the salvation army. they made the request after a student acted and said the homeless shelter and soup kitchens refused to offer same sex couples. and a woman was teed access to a women's shelter. >>> the campus at san bernardino said they not and killed a student. few tails have been released. they were forced to fire their weapons after a graduate students became violent. he was treated for life-threatening injuries. >>> a
to that. and it is about state leadership, not just looking at the civil rights laws for protection, but -- and it certainly is our job to vigorously enforce them -- but it is your job as superintendent to (inaudible) even where the federal civil rights laws don't protect you. so it's a case of taking what you are doing, what folks are doing across the country and putting those on places like stopbullying dwofl .org so we can scale those up around the country. >> recognizable face. >> (inaudible) and i'm also head of the san francisco commission on women and the lieutenant governor asked about data. actually we do have data on bullying in san francisco high schools, particularly bullying among lgbt girls. so for the first time this year we've incorporated data that kevin coggin and ilsa (inaudible) provided and their suicide rates are off the charts, lesbian girls in our district. it's actually from the cdy youth risk survey. i want to offer that as a resource to folks in this room and encourage you in this pursuit of data. >> thank you. >> my question centers around the point o
legally marry under a new law in washington state. voters approved saim section marriage last month and the new law took effect on thursday when people lined up for marriage licenses. washington law requires all couples wait three days to get hitched, meaning today is the first day same sex weddings can take place. three days is not a long delay for some couples who say they have waited for decades for this day to arrive. >>> oakland police are trying to find a killer who shot a man to death in broad daylight in jack london square. it happened yesterday. it was the third homicide this weekend in oakland. john alston said the shooting has raised concerns about growing crime in oakland. >> nearly four hours after the killing the victim's body was removed and oakland police opened up third street between broadway and franklin. the mid-afternoon shooting took place a few blocks to the entrance to jack london square where she just attended a social event. >> i feel unsafe in oakland. there's a lot going on and i'm afraid for my children to walk by themselves. i feel it's not older, young
reform law on the table this week. we are going to talk to one of those senators next. >>> we will then provide the process whereby guantanamo will be closed no later than one year from now. >> remember that? you remember that. a little bit later, president obama has not kept his promise of closing down get mo just yet, but he's indicating the war on terror as we know it could come to a close soon. this is msnbc, the place for politics. >>> the gop is working overtime to present a different face to latinos in regards to immigration tuesday. kay bailey hutchison of texas and jon kyl of arizona introduced the achieve act. it offers three steps that could lead to permanent legal status. joining me now from dallas, texas, to talk about the achieve act and the future of immigration legislation, outgoing senator kay bailey hutchison. senator, good to see you. >> thank you, craig. good to be here. >> first of all, really quickly for folks who aren't familiar with the achieve act, what are those -- those three paths? >> it would start with the ability for a student who has come here b
. >> ama: oakland police are now teaming with other law enforcement agencies and a private security company to expand patrol in high-crime areas. shopping districts in montclair, piedmont, lake shore and other areas have seen a rise in robberies, burglaries and muggings. >> see fair amount of patrols of the shopping district, but we see a lot of various alarm companies driving up and down our street where we live. >> i think it will work. very good idea. >> pool resources. >> ama: oakland police are also depending on the alameda county sheriffs office, chp, and b.a.r.t. police. >> an armed man who took two women hostage is recovering tonight. cameras caught the smoke of a concussion grenade fired into jack-in-the-box. a hostage was then rushed to safety by the police. the gunman's condition is unknown. police received a call of a robbery in progress. a four-hour standoff resulted. the other hostage was released safely. >> in san francisco officers say five men,of whom least one of wm was armed, terrorized people in a home invasion in richmond district. 'opolice got a call at 6:30 from a nei
and she issued the policy change today. >> that's been some confusion and we have been approached by law enforcement up and down the state asking for clarity. >> reporter: she issued a bulletin to all law enforcement agencies in california. if i.c.e. asks someone to detail someone they don't have to. she believes the program called security community or s-com is voluntary, not mandatory under the law. currently it requires a police send fingerprints to the department of homeland security whenever they arrest someone. the change now is that if i.c.e. wants to detain them, local law enforcement does not have to keep them in custody. >> i want that rape victim to be sure in knowing if she waves down a police officer in a car that's driving by, she will be protected. >> i think it is a great step. but i'm not sure how quickly the message will be dispersed in the community. >> reporter: jackie gonzalez says she has dozens of bay area clients on the verge of being deported and they are victims. she says this change in policy could have helped a 16 victim she calls ava. >> and once they determi
. she wandered away a youth center november 27th. the staff tells us by law they could not stop her they lost track of her at the fruitvale bart station the man grabbed her, took her to his home in san francisco then raped her over several days. place arrested 36-year-old gary atkinson sunday. prosecutors have charged him with performing lewd acts upon a child and rape of an incompetent person. >> this is by far, one of the most sickening cases i've seen in my career as a police officer that someone as mr. atkinson, can take advantage of someone of this stature. >> the girl eventually escaped and she being praised for her bravery. >>> who would steal a salvation army kettle? that's what police in san diego are trying to figure out. a thief walked way with a kettle filled with more than $300 in donations. police say the kettle ringer turned away for a second to help someone when the kettle was stolen. the money was supposed to be used to help 2,000 children and their families. >>> finding a parking spot in downtown san mateo can be easier if you download a new app. the company spent
with his advisors and this afternoon, he will sign into law the child protection act of 2012. now, that law protects children against child pornography, sexual abuse and sex trafficking by giving law enforcement more power to protect those victims and to go after sexual predators. the law was introduced by john cornun of texas and pass there had on november 26th. hundreds of union members and their supporters are protesting michigan's decision yesterday to rush through right-to-work legislation. the state house and senate approved measures that will prohibit unions from forcing non-union members to pay additional fees. republicans claim that that will boost the economy and jobs. but democrats are calling it an attack on workers' rights. governor rick snyder has previously said that right-to-work is not on his agenda but he does plan on sign that next week. back on capitol hill steven spielberg is slated to attend "lincoln." poems president obama is hosting the event at the capitol visitor senator. after the screening, spielberg and louis along with
. the qlerts criticized his efforts to enforce immigration laws in the phoenix area. he called letters hate mail, and he wanted to speak to those students. >> this class had to be controlled by a teacher. it was like a project. why they picked me? why didn't theyeegy pick someone from cal? i know why they picked me. i'm controversial. >> this stems from making prisoners wear pink under wear and working on chain gang autos the report is better hahn expected. the labor zeptz the economy added 146,000 new jobs in november. the rate also fell to 7.7%. some people who are looking for work were not counted as unemployed because they stopped looking. there is evidence that itjte hirings. >> national highway safety administration proposed new rules requiring event data recorders or black box devices in most new cars and trucks produced in late 2014. auto makers have been tucking them for years, recording actions of the drivers and of a continuous loop. supporters say it can help determine the cause of accidents leading to safer vehicle design buzz privacy advocates say they won't support technology
decided not to take up the proposition 8. a lower court overturned the law and supporters are hoping the supreme court will let that decision stand. >> we're prepared for the crowd that we had in 2004 and 2008. and again, we will just be open and ready for anyone who wants to come and get married. >> reporter: the justices are considering several challenges to a federal law that limits benefits for same-sex couples. these are very cop plex cases and the justices might want more time to talk about -- complex cases and the justices might want more time to talk about them. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. with less than a month to go, it appears that congress is no closer from keeping the country from going over the fiscal cliff. the ball, timothy geithner's comments -- >> i i was -- i was flabbergasted. i said you can't be serious. >> if congress fails to act by the end year, tax rates will go up for everyone and across the board spending tax. >>> a new legislative session will start today. democrat are allowed to raise taxes with little fear of republican opposition. but l
have a way of working themselves out. it is an issue of economics, the law of supply and demand. but boy, i was back here in mid- november, when the season started. this place was alive with enthusiasm and now this strike has all boats docked. no crab are being caught in the san francisco bay as we speak. before the season started, fishermen and wholesalers had agreed to a price of $3 a pound for fresh dungeness crab, a little higher than normal. last year it was $2.25. fishermen said they needed more money because there were fewer crabs in the bay and the higher price of fuel. fish brokers say demand is down so they only want to pay $1.80. now that both are idle supply is down and caught in the middle of all this people who like to eat dungeness crab. some retailers say their tanks are empty. it's the law of economics so i think it will balance out. i don't know how long that will take. it's san francisco bay that is participating in the strike as well as half moon bay and bodega bay. live on fisherman's wharf anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> new this morning, duchess of cambridge is r
: assemblyman and several co-sponsors reintroduced the trust act banning local law enforce frment turning over illegal im grnts to the feds for possible deportation if the crime is relatively minor. >> we must make sure that secure community focus on violence and harden criminals. not on day labor workers. not on domestic workers. >>reporter: republicans will have little say. >> our role will be hopefully partner with the press. shine a light on what is going on in the government. >>reporter: democrat believe california voters gave them a mandate to get things done. >> i think the biggest danger we would move too consciously and not address the problem california has been facing. california voters have demanded that we govern. that's what we intend to do. >>reporter: lawmakers will also be making less this session. new 5 percent pay cut means rank and file will earn just over 90,000 dollars a year. but they still get the 142 dollar a day tax-free per diem for living expenses. in sacramento, abc 7 news. >>> more to bring you tonight. bizarre situation played out on television. coming
to -- you know, you have to obey the laws when you cross the street. obey the laws. >> reporter: we don't know if. victim was jaywalking or -- we don't know if the victim was jaywalking or was on the sidewalk. the speed limit on the road here is 40 miles an hour. we're waiting for a call back from police to see if they can tell us how fast the suspect vehicle was going. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:05. well, the chp will give us new details about the suspects arrested in connection with robberies at the carquinez bridge tollbooths. ktvu news broke this story back in february. at least two toll takers have been robbed on the bridge. the chp said they will announce more information later today. >>> this the rain is finally -- has finally cleared out of the bay area. there's still a lot of cleanup to do including in la fayette. city leaders have approved an emergency declaration making $1 million available for repairs. this 15-foot deep whole opened up aand crews have set up a temporary channel. they are still searching for a pipe to make a pe
, this is the third homicide in just two days. >> ama: oakland police are now teaming with other law enforcement agencies and a private security company to expand patrol in high-crime areas. shopping districts in montclair, piedmont, lake shore and other areas have seen a rise in robberies, burglaries and muggings. >> see fair amount of patrols of the shopping district, but we see a lot of various alarm companies driving up and down our street where we live. >> i think it will work. very good idea. >> pool resources. >> ama: oakland police are also depending on the alameda county sheriffs office, chp, and b.a.r.t. police. >> an armed man who took two women hostage is recovering tonight. cameras caught the smoke of a concussion grenade fired into jack-in-the-box. a hostage was then rushed to safety by the police. the gunman's condition is unknown. police received a call of a robbery in progress. a four-hour standoff resulted. the other hostage was released safely. >> in san francisco officers say five men, at least one of whom was armed, terrorized people in a home invasion in richmond district.
law in the state. >> that affects all property owners, plus drones. we are talking about remote control airplanes with cameras on them and how they can help law enforcement and privacy advocates concerned. more on that. >> and more back and forth between the white house and republicans in congress showing no signs of letting up. >> yes , there are three weeks left until the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff. we have been talking about that for weeks now. we have more on the progress, or lack there of, in washington. >> reporter: in his saturday weekly address, president obama signaled he is open to making cuts on programs like medicare and medicaid if republicans agree to raise tax rates for the rich. >> i am willing to find way to bring down the cost of health care without hurting seniors and other american who is depend on it. i am willing to make more entitlement spending cuts on top of the $1 trillion in spending cuts i signed into law last year. >> his talks came after speaker of the house john boehner reported the talks are stalled. >> there is no progress to report. >> h
ruled against blocking the law yesterday and said it could go into effect in the new year this contradicts a ruling made monday by a different judge who says the law potentially violates first amendment rights. attorney general harris supports the ban and intends on defending the law. >>> clerical employees at the port of long beach and los angeles will go back to their jobs this morning follow allege eight-day strike. they reached a deal last night. the los angeles mayor took part in the negotiations yesterday with federal mediators only a small number of clerical workers had been on strike with thousands of others refusing to cross the picket line. the strike had been a boost to the port oefbg land as deliveries were re-- oakland as deliveries were recruited. >>> happy birthday caldecott tunnel today is the 75th anniversary of the tunnel. the original two bores cost 4 1/2 million dollars and took three years to build they replaced 1903 tunnel prone to closing during floods and mudslides. >>> you drove across it this morning. doesn't look a day over 74. >> no it looks sur
bee" reports a federal judge is barring the state of california from enforcing its new law banning day conversion therapy. two mental health providers and a former patient are suing to overturn the ban. judge william shub ruling the first amendment rights of mental health professionals out-weigh concerns about the concerns of potential dangers associated with their practices. >>> a new orleans man has been fired from his job at a convenience store an he's facing a criminal citation if you can believe it police say he booted an ambulance that was responding to an emergency call for a man with chest pain. there is a sign at the store which warns that vehicles left unattended in the parking lot will be booted. the man claims he did not know the vehicle was an ambulance when he put the boot on it. it's clear to us that it is an ambulance. this guy is not from this country. he is telling police officers i had no idea this was an emergency vehicle. at least that is his excuse. this particular place enforces that you cannot be in there more than ten minutes without being booted. he was doing
. the united states supreme court said yesterday it'll hear two cases challenging laws that define marriage as only between a man and a woman. one of them is california's ban on same sex marriage, proposition eight which voters approved in 2008. lower courts ruled that the proposition was not congress constitutional. the other case is from new york, it challenges the defense of marriage act that requires the government to deny federal benefits to legally married gay couples. it was passed in 1996 and signed by president clinton. reaction in san francisco's castro district included a range of emotions. yesterday's decision means same sex couples in california must put marriage plans on hold. they could have started marrying pleadly if the court denied review. activists say they feel some momentum from the november elections. >> three states legalized same sex marriage just a month ago. the tide is shifting. >> i want it to be tackled. i want to get married and i want to be married in any state. >> many people say they are happy the court will address the issue but they say they understand
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paid their taxes to the letter of the law. but will make additional payments in 2013 and 2014 despite the fact that the u.k. unit is not yet profitable. >> local reservoirs' have seen a much needed increase in water levels since the last weekend storms. reserves and santa clara improve significantly with the right fog, but levels are still not exactly where they need to be. since last wednesday, the santa clara valley water district says that the average stores in their reservoirs' increased from 74 to 91 percent of where they should normally be. east bay mud says all there reservoirs' are now at 85 percent capacity. as far as water supply--they are in good shape. to many more storms, they will have to release some water into creeks to maintain the levels. >> this is a live look from the roof cam and there is a beautiful start to the morning. we are just dealing with cloudy conditions right now. the cool air has settled and as for the weekend it will be sunny and warmer. we will have a chance of showers. dealing with low visibility in the north bay. santa rosa and now are down at zero
to pay 1.80. now that the boats are idle supply is down and the tanks are empty. it's the law of economics and should eventually balance itself out. but, of course, fans of crab don't want to go without, especially in the holiday season so we'll see how quickly they are able to work this out. right now the bays affected are the san francisco bay, half moon bay and bodega bay. live on fisherman's wharf, anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> the duchess of cambridge has finally been discharged from her london hospital after being treated for acute morning sickness. the former kate middleton is said to be feeling much better. there she is with the prince and some flowers with her husband by her side she was all smiles leaving the king edward vii hospital. the royal couple's office says she is headed to kensington palace where she will rest. >>> silicon valley's john mcafee is under arrest in guatemala. the founder of the santa clara software company mcafee was taken into custody yesterday accused of entering guatemala illegally. he is a person of interest in the murder of his neighbor in beli
is recommending a ban on all outdoor marijuana growing even though california law allows it. >> for consideration on december 11th. >> reporter: she is handing owe green fliers to neighbors taking on green of another kind grown anyway backyard behind her house. >> it smells like a skunk and i mean literally a skunk. first we thought we were being invaded with skunks and then we realized that somebody was cultivate marijuana. >> reporter: we first reported on complaints of this medical marijuana grow in october and the city confirm it was a legal medical marijuana collective, but next week they will recommend a citywide ban. >> we keep wasting time, money and resources on nothing. >> reporter: the owner of the home with the backyard grow says he is doing nothing wrong. he doesn't want to be identified for his own safety, but disputes the claim that his roughly 30 marijuana plants would attract crime. >> we grow it and distribute it and that is it there. is no traffic in and out. there is no, random high schoolers coming. >> this is something that we need to put a stop to, because otherwise, it
on top of the $1 trillion in spending cuts i signed into law last year. >> reporter: his remarks came one day after house speaker john boehner announced the talks were stalled. >> well, this isn't a progress report, because there's no progress to report. >> reporter: his democratic counterpart, nancy pelosi, blames boehner for the stalemate. >> what they offered in return was an empty letter, lacking in specifics. >> reporter: such is the state of negotiations 23 days before the deadline, when federal income tax rates will revert to higher clinton era levels, 2% payroll tax cuts will expire, and long-term unemployment benefits will dry up for over 2 million americans who have been out of work for six months or more. on saturday, boehner did not allow a compromise on tax hike for top earners, somewhere between today's 35% rate and the clinton era's 39.6%. >> there are a lot of things that are possible, but to put the revenue to the president seeks on the table. >> reporter: even if the two sides are making progress behind the scenes, no one expects them to admit it until the last minute. b
federal law. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> it is also now legal for same sex couples to get married in the state of washington. they have been together 35 years. they have a marriage license. they and others lined up shortly after the governor approved the law yesterday afternoon. >>> it is an unprecedented move after they decided to allow the order. it comes after they met the reforms to settle a police brutality scandal several years ago. >> once they could be at the forefront in terms of constitutional policing and building and supporting and maintaining public trust... >> there are still critics who say the police were slow in meeting those reforms and they scalded on key officers and reported the use of force. >>> we are where rain and mud did i areas sustained a -- muddy sustained a mudslide. it is north of fort ross. now in bodega bay there is also flooding and our cameras caught people trying drive through. it will be closed until further notice and drivers should allow extra time because of that detour. >>> downed trees and in mill valley, they took down power lines. in san
-in with the law. >> i'm just gonna go ahead and announce my retirement from standup. i'm kind of done. >> williams made the announcement outside of a seattle hotel monday night after being kicked out. on sunday, he was taken to jail accused of fighting inside a seattle bar. it's the latest in a string of highly publicized incident. his tour in oakland was cut short after a meltdown. he's accused of leading police on a chase in downtown sacramento. >>> it appears that oprah winfrey is no longer the world's richest black woman. oprah's net worth is estimated at $2.7 billion. that's according to "forbes" but nigerian oil typhoon, this woman, is worth an estimated billion 3.2 billion. that's according to venture africa magazine. she applied for an oil prospecting license in 1993. but she hit it big in 2000 when her business partners discovered her land contained more than a billion barrels of oil. >>> 7:18. fremont police searching for a suspect blamed for several robberies. a felony arrest warrant is issued for 18-year-old cane brazil accused of robberies in burling game and also at a -- burlingame a
budget. the number one to me would be the consequences of the affordable care act. 2010 health law. very well intentioned. massive costs. we would have to discuss it again. social security and medicare are commitments we've made to our seniors over decades. senator gutierrez is exactly right. we've got $700 billion was shifted out of medicare -- >> you're willing to cut social security or not willing to cut social security? >> no. we have to have a rational approach to -- social security's primarily a little bit of an arithmetic issue. the age eligibility is going up. that's already in current law. we have to have a conversation about that. but it's got to be democrats, republicans together. i think politically it's very -- it's clever, but it's -- i don't think republicans are going to go along with well, gosh, mr. president, somehow you're asking us to make all the tough suggestions and choices about -- >> that comes with entitlement reform. >> secretary gutierrez is exactly right. this is for the president to lead on as well. he's entirely capable of doing it and i think he does need
" columnist melissa griffin is here with the change they want to make to a long-standing law. first, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. thanks for having me. they are not wasting any time. the day they are getting sworn in, the state senator mark leno is proposing a constitution amendment that would make it easier for localities to put parcel taxes before voters so they can raise money for schools. a parcel tax is a flat rate say $10, $100, whatever it iser, per parcel unrelated to the value of a home. these could be put before the voters. if they get 66% of the vote, they go into law. mark leno's constitutional amendment would reduce that amount to 55%. what he propose is two-thirds of the vote to get on the ballot, once it's on the ballot then voters would have to endorse it. but that's what he is dag the first day on the job. >> but they are not even sworn in. and they are already flexing their muscle. why do they have to do it right away? what's the -- you know -- rush? >> reporter: for all the power of the supermajority, actually the assembly and senate democrats are only going
in law, the president. >> boehner is set to meet with small business owners while the president speaks at a conference of corporate ceos. >>> bob dole made an appearance on capitol hill yesterday in a wheelchair frail but still flexing his political might. he could not convince enough republicans to support a disabled rights treaty. the united nations treaty would ban discrimination against people with disabilities. it fell five votes short of getting the needed two-thirds approval in the senate. >>> the world's oldest woman has died at the age of 116. beth cooper is only one of eight people recognized by the begin he was book of world records to have lived that long. she died peacefully yesterday in an assisted living home near atlanta. the title of world's oldest person now belongs to 115-year- old woman in johnston, iowa. can you imagine what she saw in her lifetime? >> 1896 in you do the math. that's a long time ago. >> amazing life. >>> well, it's 5719. three for three. the giants seek a deal with a key player for the line-up. >> plus, blast from the past. which 49er won a guess s
the subway extension project. wildlife protection laws required bart to stop construction on a new line underneath lake liz beth whenever a nesting bird was found so crews installed inflatable dancers like the ones used outside car lots to prevent birds from nesting paying for biologists to monitor the bird battle also contribute today that unexpected cost. >>> several mothers and their families marched onto capitol hill today with a message about the fiscal cliff. members of the group delivered teddy bears to lawmakers saying that, quote, can't bear more than their fair share. they say congress needs to add tresz the so-called fiscal cliff before scheduled tax sxhieks spending cuts go into effect. one berkeley mother was among those in washington. >> like many families, i don't have any other place to cut right now so we're here to stand up and make sure that our voices are heard. >> the group also delivered signed petitions urging congress to end the bush tax cuts for the wealthy. >>> representatives from huns of charities have descended on capitol hill in an effort to dlsh there has
. the ordinance will go into effect february 1st. opponents have filed suit trying to block the law they say it violates civil rights. >>> sharp reaction to proposed closure of four fire stations in the east bay. voters turned didn't a measure last month that would have saved the stations. not far from the shell oil refinery. alan wang explains what this means. >> reporter: carol's home lies in the shadow of the shell refinery in martinez. the refinery has its own fire department in case of a major catastrophe it would receive aid from station 12 of the contra costa county district that could end due to lack of funding. >> i know, i'm not happy it is nice having the fire station across the street. >> going to impact response times to the areas around the station. >> reporter: if station 12 is shutdown, people living near the shell refinery would rely on a fire station in downtown martinez, it would add four minutes to response time. 12 with three ours could have been saved by a parcel tax measure that failed last month. supervisors were grappling with the decision to shutter four of the 28 s
. 276 others were injured. it was sparked because the president passed laws to give himself near absolute power. >>> a woman who devoted her loif caring for others was gunned down. they found her body near sacramento and ward streets. tonight her family and friends are in mourning. leslie brinkley is at the imerkly -- is at the berkeley police department for us. leslie? >> reporter: that's right, carolyn. police tonight identify the victim as tift-year-old pam mullins of berkeley. she died at about this hour last night as she road her boy sickle. >> we got a call of possibly a bicyclist in an injury collision. >> reporter: that was 11:30 on tuesday night. when police arrived they found a woman on the sidewalk in front of longfellow middle school. her family said she had been shot once in the head as she road her bike. and she died on the sidewalk and and they were one block away on sacramento street. candles spelled out her name as relatives stood here stunned to see her die. >> we wish she was sill here. >> she said she road her bicycle to jobs in the neighborhood as a caregiver
injured. it was sparked because the president passed laws to give himself near absolute power. >>> a woman who devoted her loif caring for others was gunned down. they found her body near sacramento and ward streets. tonight her family and friends are in mourning. leslie brinkley is at the imerkly -- is at the berkeley police department for us. leslie? >> reporter: that's right, carolyn. police tonight identify the victim as tift-year-old pam mullins of berkeley. she died at about this hour last night as she road her boy sickle. >> we got a call of possibly a bicyclist in an injury collision. >> reporter: that was 11:30 on tuesday night. when police arrived they found a woman on the sidewalk in front of longfellow middle school. her family said she had been shot once in the head as she road her bike. and she died on the sidewalk and and they were one block away on sacramento street. candles spelled out her name as relatives stood here stunned to see her die. >> we wish she was sill here. >> she said she road her bicycle to jobs in the neighborhood as a caregiver to senior citizens. >> she
hostage. >> these guys are trying to write every law they can to keep people from fishing. they've gone on strike for unattainable prices getting us to tieup. >> you will be hard pressed to find any crab in the supermarket right now. that could change on monday. the oregon market opens on monday. live from the newsroom, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san francisco health officials are learning thesh -- are alerting the public about an outbreak of meningitis in new york city. a dozen cases have been confirmed in gay men over the past year. three in the past six weeks. no cases have been reported in san francisco. experts recommend men who are at risk of becoming infected to be vaccinated against the disease. >>> there's new information this noontime about a homicide in pleasant hill. detectives from the contra costa sheriff's department have arrested 38-year-old james riley. they say he and the victim, 47- year-old jerald nagle, were fighting at a homeless encampment before nagle was killed. his body was found around 9:00 p.m. at the offramp of 680 and concord avenue. an autopsy
of challenges to gay marriage laws. among them california's ban on same sex marriage proposition 8. supporters of same sex marriage are hoping the court will decide not to review prop 8. that would mean the lower court ruling would take hold legalizing same sex marriage in california. san francisco city officials tell us they are ready to perform marriages as soon as tomorrow. >> we will be ready with volunteers that we already have in place and volunteers who are being trained today. we'll have a one-stop shop for anyone who wants to get married. >> reporter: and we are waiting for word from the court. we'll bring it for you here on channel 2. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> last night president obama congratulates zone people honored for -- seven people honored for their lifetime culture. among the honorees ballerina natal yeah. david letterman. dust tin hoff man. and the surviving members of led zeppelin. >>> time now 5:14. let's check in with tara. >> we have that big accident in livermore that looks like that scene has been moved over to the shou
the three strikes law to life in prison if convicted on these new charges. the community of social services has launched an investigation into that group home to see if they acted properly. >>> new at 10:00, the san francisco police department latest crime fighting tool. officers are launching a weekly segment on the police website called the line up where investigators asked the public for help solving a crime. this is surveillance video from this week's inaugural posting. it shows a man attacking another man at about 9:30 in the evening. police describe the assailant as an african american male about 6'2", 200 pounds, between 40 to 50 years old. anyone with information on the case is asked to call police. >>> there's a legal ruling to tell you about tonight regarding a controversial they therapy that aims to convert gays to straight. there's a ban on conversion therapy for minors. >>> a block buster deal tonight involving netflix. they have landed the u.s. right to show disney movies. however that won't start until 2016 because right now stars holds the right to disney moves under a deal
and basically the homeowners were not given the same care and fast action by congress or anyone else, laws need to change so that people have time to save their homes. >> reporter: wells fargo says tomorrow and saturday the lender will begin granding $5 million in down payment assistance for perspective home buyers who qualify. >>> the national football league is reportedly considering a rule change to eliminate kick off. league officials say the play produces the game's most violent collision. amber lee is live at the coliseum where fans told us what they thought with tonight's game against the denver broncos. >> reporter: tonight every person told us they are opposed to any change to how the game is played. >> i want to see my boys crush manning that's what i want to see. >> reporter: these football fans knew they came to see their beloved team and denver quarterback peyton manning one of the game's best. but many fans didn't know that the national football team is thinking about getting rid of the kick off. >> what a collision. >> reporter: it's the play that start it is game. the second hal
law enforcement agencies and a private security company to expand patrols in high crime areas. in shopping districts in monte clare, piedmont, lakeshore and other areas have seen a rise in burglaries, and muggings. the understaffed police force need all the help they can get, including patrols from bay alarm companies in business and residential areas. >> we see a lot of the various alarm companies driving up and down our street where we live. >> i think it will work. very good idea. pool the resources. >> oakland police are also depending on the alameda county sheriff's office, the hp and bart police to help fight the rise in crime. >>> san jose police say last night's christmas in the park celebration was marred by the stabbing of a 14-year-old. he is in the hospital, expecting to survive cuts to his chest and arms. it's highly unusual for violence to occur at christmas in the park that attacks half a million -- attracts nearly half a million visitors every year. they believe the injury to the boy is gang related and they are looking for three suspects. >>> in san francisco
are now teaming with other law enforcement agencies and a private security company to expand patrols in high crime areas. shopping districts in monte clare, piedmont, lakeshore and other areas have seen a rise in burglaries, and muggings. they can use all the help they can get, including using patrolled armed cars. >> we see a lot of the various alarm companies driving up and down our street where we live. >> i think it will work. very good idea. pool the resources. >> oakland police are also depending on the alameda county sheriff's office, the hp and bart police to help fight the rise in crime. san jose police say last night's christmas in the park celebration was marred by the stabbing of a 14-year-old. he is in the hospital, expecting to survive cuts to his chest and arms. it's highly unusual for violence to occur at christmas in the park that attacks half a million visitors each year, and they believe the injury to the boy is gang related and they are looking for three suspects. >>> in san francisco officers say five men, at least one of them armed, terrorized people in a home i
have cost them more if the project had been delayed or if they violated the wildlife protection laws and were fined. the bart extension is expected to be completed in 2015. now, dana, if they continue to pose a problem bart will have to continue to figure out how to pay for the cost of accommodating these birds. >> when they want to mate and have babies, that's what they do. they're stubborn. >> reporter: very determined. >> exactly. ann notarangelo, thank you. >>> meanwhile, airport workers in san jose have been given the green light to shoot birds from the runway. the city council approved that plan last night. officials say that birds sucked into airplane engines can cause engine problems and power outages. they hope shooting the birds with either blanks or live bullets will prevent some of those problems. >>> while it was raining this morning, take a look at this. huge tree came crashing down on a home in san francisco's russian hill neighborhood. this is on lurmont terrace by lombard street. the 100-foot cypress broke through the roof of the master bedroom, missed the homeowner
the state law allows nonprofits to distribute make medical marijuana. the client is now holed out. another hearing will be held later this month about whether are not are residing continue growing and selling marijuana and the building. the former commander of a narcotics task forces fleeing guilty to stealing drugs and from an evidence locker in trying to sell on the street. norman wielsch will enter pleas this week to five charges. he was they 8 he can receive up to 70 years in prison when he sentenced in february he and a private investigator christopher but there were indicted for stealing drugs operating a brothel in conducting funny sting operations to rob prostitutes. but there pleaded guilty and is in prison. >> we will be right back. last weekend's storms forced the closure of major rose through the us and a national park area. it comes about 5 ft. of snow and park officials close ties of love pass for the rest of the winter season. the close glacier point road a popular destination to overlook yosemite valley. rose said the close on late fall when heavy snows arrive and reopen wh
is reminding everybody, marijuana is not legal under federal law. >> couldt graduations. >>> it is now legal for same -- congratulations. >>> it's now legal for same sex couples to marry in seattle. dozen have lined up outside the administration building shortly after they assigned the new video. we want to show you a photo of kate middleton leaving the hospital with her husband prince william and what went wrong during her stay and we will have more on why the hospital is now apologizing. >>> they are hoping to cash in on a big promise. joining us from sunny veil, with details, you have to bring us back some soup and bread. >> okay, i will do that, pam, just for you, but that big promise, free sourdough bread for the entire year. >> reporter: check out this line, the first person in line showed up and we are live at the latest area in sunny veil california and some people have come out as far as new york but we are here with ross. how are you doing? tell us what people can expect? >> well, the doors open at 10:30 but what we are celebrating is the doors opening and the first several people
and let them know it's not true and try to educate them that we should enforce the laws. >>reporter: ask children aren't the only ones he won't be meeting during the stay no. plans to meet with district attorney george cast again either to raise money for arpaio opponent in last month election. >> certainly we would love to send him a message that come enjoy the city. spend money here and go back and rethink the way you do police work. >>reporter: little chance of that. arpaio says america of america sides with him. while 80 years old he has no plans to slow down n.san francisco, abc 7 news. >> controversy on the campus of merced where student organization hosted a sex toy event. health group gets 6 66,000 dollars each year from student fee. when it sponsored the seminar promoted on facebook contradict argue it was a waste of money during a time when tuition has sky rocketed. the organizers said the event served an important purpose. >> things that students don't know about sex toy. safety measures they should take beforehand and we thought it was really vital important to know t
should enforce the laws. >>reporter: ask children aren't the only ones he won't be meeting during the stay no. plans to meet with district attorney george cast again either to raise money for arpaio opponent in last month election. >> certainly we would love to send him a message that come enjoy the city. spend money here and go back and rethink the way you do police work. >>reporter: little chance of that. arpaio says america of america sides with him. while 80 years old he has no plans to slow down n.san francisco, abc 7 news. >> controversy on the campus of merced where student organization hosted a sex toy event. health group gets 6 66,000 dollars each year from student fee. when it sponsored the seminar promoted on facebook contradict argue it was a waste of money during a time when tuition has sky rocketed. the organizers said the event served an important purpose. >> things that students don't know about sex toy. safety measures they should take beforehand and we thought it was really vital important to know that. come to funding the uc asks for more when money spe
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